The weather is warming up and more people are taking to the roads to enjoy bike rides. As more people ride their bikes during the warm months, more bike accidents might occur in New York City. While helmets can help prevent deaths and serious injuries, bike accidents can still result in injuries that require hospitalization and significant recovery times.
According to one report, helmets can decrease the risk of death while on a bike by 90 percent. However, even while wearing a helmet people can experience broken hips, and major internal damage if they are hit by a car. It is important that bikers follow laws, but drivers must also be aware of increase biker presence during the summer.
New Yorkers might find riding a bike to be an enjoyable part of summer, and an efficient way to get around the city without having to worry about congested transportation options. However, if a person is injured while biking, they could face extremely large medical bills. If they suffer a catastrophic injury they might be forced to miss work and be unable to do routine tasks for a long period of time while they recover.
Speaking with an experienced Manhattan personal injury attorney might be a wise decision for anyone involved in a bike accident. They can help the person understand their rights and help them seek compensation for their injuries. This compensation might be used to pay for living expenses if the person can’t work, as well as ongoing medical expenses.
Source: WZZM, “Doctors prepare for bicyclists with head injuries,” Hannah Saunders, April 26, 2013